The Possibility of an Island
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The Possibility of an Island

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The new novel from the bestselling, highly acclaimed and always controversial author of Atomised.

Who, among you, deserves eternal life?

Daniel is a highly successful stand-up comedian who has made a career out of playing outrageously on the prejudices of his public. But at the beginning of the twenty-first century, he has begun to detest laughter in particular and mankind in general. Despite this, Daniel is unable to stop himself believing in the possibility of love.

A thousand years on, war, drought and earthquakes have decimated the earth and Daniel24 lives alone in a secure compound - his only companion, a cloned dog named Fox. Outside, the remnants of the human race roam in packs, while Daniel24 attempts to decipher his predecessor's history. In a nightmarish vision of the implosion of the modern world, he, like his predecessor attempts to fathom the meaning of love, sex, suffering and regret.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 30mm | 258.55g
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753821184
  • 9780753821183
  • 78,669

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the book shows his main strength: caustic with with a moral force that cuts throug complacent assumptions. -- Katie Owen * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * Houellebecq keeps us listening, even when we know we should leave. * THE INDEPENDENT *
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About Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq lives in County Cork, Ireland. He is the bestselling author of the Atomised, Platform and Whatever. He is also a poet, essayist and rap artist.
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